About

Hey there! What’s this all about, I hear you ask… Well, I started this blog in July 2017 in order to share some of the unique experiences and interesting ideas I’ve come across since I began studying astronomy.

On the blog, I post longform articles about a range of topics which all fall under a loose definition of science. If you’re interested in science, technology, and related topics, you’ll feel right at home here. I try to focus on the big picture and leave the jargon at the door so most information is hopefully accessible to most people. It’s my intention that you’d learn something interesting from any post. If you’ve just arrived and you’re wondering where to start, choose whichever post title from the home page that captures your attention the most. All posts are self-contained and deal with different topics so you can start anywhere and jump around. I enjoy communicating scientific ideas and this blog is one manifestation of that but from time to time, I give talks too.

As for my background, I’m a PhD student at University College Dublin in Ireland. I work within the High Energy Astrophysics Group which is headed by Prof John Quinn. I’m analysing the synchrotron emission within the relativistic jet of an active galactic nuclei called 3C 273. I’ve observed 3C 273 using a radio telescope called LOFAR. I graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a degree in Physics & Astrophysics in 2008 and went on to complete an MSc at University College Dublin in Physics, specialising in Space Science & Technology.

If there’s anything else you’d like to know, hit me up on Twitter or send me an email. If you like what you see, consider subscribing below so you’ll be notified when I post a new article, which should only amount to an email every few weeks.

Cheers,
sean-mooney